Start swinging

Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough we must do.

This is the greatest piece of advice you will ever receive. Everything else is secondary.

You can learn the right techniques, look up the best advice videos, go to seminars, read books, favorite tweets, like inspirational Instagram posts and so on. However, eventually, you must apply the knowledge. You must do. You must put what you’ve learned into practice.

Looking at videos about good kettle bell swing techniques will get you nowhere nearer to your fitness goals. Start swinging the kettle bell.

Information isn’t scarce. It’s the willingness to do something with it that is. If information was the key we’d all be millionaires with perfect abs.

There will never be a perfect time to start. There will always be another book to read, another video to watch, another hack, another tip, another top 13 list.

Apply what you know now. Start doing what you can now. 

Progress = happiness

Unhappiness comes from a lack of progression. You know what you want, but you are not taking any action to achieve it. Over time this leads to unhappiness.

So, progress then equals happiness. In all areas of your life this will be true. Doing anything will help you feel happier.

Sometimes you are in a rut. You don’t know what to do to progress. The answer is to just do something. Do anything. Start. Begin.

You will find that if you keep forcing yourself to start that gradually you will build momentum and you will be doing and achieving.

Do not focus on huge goals and instant change. It is essential that you have a direction of where you want to end up. However, it is better to have smaller, closer, and more achievable goals along the route. This is what builds momentum.

Smaller goals lead you in the right direction. They’re stepping stones which will help you reach your ultimate destination. By breaking larger tasks into smaller ones you will be constantly succeeding, and more importantly, progressing. As a result, you will feel happier.